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| 5/4/2010 12:00:00 AM

Surge for Green Party in Colombian Election

May 4--Mockus's rise suggests that Colombians are eager for measured change and a fresh face.

Colombia's may 30 presidential election seemed like a foregone conclusion. Until a few weeks ago, Juan Manuel Santos, defense minister under President Álvaro Uribe from 2006 to mid-2009, held a crushing lead. That made sense: Santos played a key role in Uribe's brass-knuckle security policy, which transformed Colombia from a guerrilla-infested narcostate into a stable, prospering democracy.
 
But Santos didn't count on Antanas Mockus, a mathematician and ex-mayor of Bogotá. He hails from the fledgling Green Party, founded just last year, but the latest polls show him tied with Santos in the first round and beating him handily in the June 20 runoff. That may seem surprising, but Mockus is no amateur. Many Colombians now take peace and prosperity for granted: they want something more.
 
Read more here.
 
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Gran encuesta presidencial

Vargas Lleras arranca fuerte, Petro está estancado, Fajardo tiene cómo crecer y los partidos tradicionales andan rezagados. Entre los uribistas, Ramos se ve fuerte. Y Santos tiene 35 por ciento de aceptación. Gran encuesta de Invamer para Caracol Televisión, Blu Radio y SEMANA.